A Beautiful Village

Great Massingham is one of Norfolk’s most attractive villages located approximately 40 miles west of Norwich and 13 miles to the east of King’s Lynn, having one of the most impressive greens in the county. Several large ponds dominate the village, some of which have their origins as the fish ponds for an 11th century Augustinian Abbey. In 2009 the village won a CPRE Community Open Spaces award and in both 2009 & 2010 an ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ award for villages with a population under 1000. Its origins are thought to go back to the 5th century, but today it is still a thriving community with a village shop and post office, several small businesses, and a well patronised pub and restaurant which also offers bed & breakfast.  The Church of St. Mary is a focal point in the village opposite the green and there is also a modern surgery.

At the heart of the village is the Village Hall which offers Keep Fit, Bingo, Baby & Toddler Group on a weekly basis.  There is also the  Social Club and Bar at the Village Hall offering a regular Folk Spot.  The Tennis and Multi-Sports club, along with the Film club, are based in and around the village hall offering tennis, bowls, football, table tennis, badminton, snooker, etc.

A village primary school caters for children up to the age of eleven with toddlers from 2 – 5 years old having their own independent playgroup and pre-school. A walking group, The Massingham Strollers arrange regular Sunday morning rambles around the many footpaths in the area. Many of the walks are published as a single page guide with map and route details and may be downloaded by visiting “The Community” and following the link.

A monthly newsletter, “The Mallard”, is published for the residents of Great & Little Massingham containing news, forthcoming events, church services, local business information etc.  Follow the links on the left of the page to learn more about our history and to see what goes on in the village today.


Village News See All

  • Grassroots Malawi

    The 7 “stalls on the green”this summer have raised £1,830 and many thanks for your support. Please keep bring your items for sale as we… Read More »

  • Village Hall Memories

    I am hoping to put together a small booklet covering the history of the Village Hall from its beginnings to the present day. If anybody… Read More »

  • Sports Award Nomination

    Great Massingham Tennis and Multi-Sports Club have been shortlisted for the “Community Club of the Year” award in the 2015 Norfolk Sports Award. This is… Read More »

Village Events See All

  • Craft and Chat November

    Monday the 9th of November in the Village Hall Bar from 2-4pm. All welcome, come along and enjoy a chat and share craft ideas.

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