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, table tennis, billiards, 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.
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Village News See All
- “The Battle’s Over”
On Sunday, 11th November Great Massingham Parish Council will be taking part in the nation’s commemoration of the end of World War 1 one hundred… Read More »
- New Speed Monitoring Signs
Great Massingham Parish Council has recently acquired new speed monitoring signs to help reduce the speed of traffic through our village. This equipment, which… Read More »
- SPECIAL CHILLI & QUIZ NIGHT – 24TH AUGUST
A very special Chilli & Quiz Night will be held on Friday the 24th of August at the Village Hall starting at 9pm. Kirsty… Read More »
- August Diary Dates
4 Stall on the Green from 9 am near the Well 5/19 West Norfolk Live from 7010pm Village Hall Bar… Read More »
- St. Mary’s Harvest Celebration – 15th of September 2018
Come along to the Ploughman’s and Puddings Supper plus entertainment. Saturday the 15th of September 2018 at the Village Hall, 6.30 pm for 7 pm… Read More »
Village Events See All
- 2018 Quiz Night Dates
At the Village Hall Bar from 7.30 Great prizes and lots of fun – come along and join us – 2018 dates: 25th Jan 22nd… Read More »
- West Norfolk Folk Live Shows –
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm, free entry 5th August – Ellie Bishop 19th August – Red Zebra/Kelly & Wooley www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk
- GREAT MASSINGHAM CRAFT AND CHAT GROUP
The Craft & Chat Group was started in October 2015 by Sue and Maxine, both keen crafters interested in sharing this love with anyone else… Read More »
- Parish Council 20th August 2018 Meeting
Please note that the August Meeting will be held on Monday the 20th of August at the Village Hall from 7.30pm
- Library dates for August & September 2018
NEXT MOBILE LIBRARY VISITS 28th of August from 11 am 25th of September from 11 am For timetable see www.norfolk.gov.uk