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.  The Tennis and Multi-Sports club, along with the Film club, are based in and around the village hall which offers 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.

This Website is only as good as the information given!  Please support this with your stories, information etc – send to Caroline at greatmassingham@gmail.com

Village News See All

  • Strollers September

    The next walk will be on Sunday 17th September, meeting at the Well at 9.30am Come along and enjoy good company with some great scenery.… Read More »

  • GRASSROOTS MALAWI -19th August

    GRASSROOTS MALAWI Stalls On The Green, Near the Well, Saturday Aug. 19th, from 9am Books, Jumble, Brick a Brac, Toys etc. Cancelled if wet.

  • The Community Speedwatch Team

    More Help Wanted! The Community Speedwatch Team is doing a grand job to keep speeds down in our lovely village. They need more Volunteers! More info about their work in the will be available… Read More »

Village Events See All

  • Craft and Chat

    Craft and Chat Village Hall Bar from 2pm to 4.30pm £1.50 includes refreshments. Next dates: 31st July, 14th August NOT August 28th, then September 11th .

  • Yoga with a Chair

    FLEXIBILITY BALANCE POWER STILLNESS DEPTH FOCUS Yoga with a Chair ….is for those with less mobility who find it difficult to get up and down from the floor.… Read More »

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