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. The village has won many awards such as a ‘CPRE Community Open Spaces’ award and several ‘EDP Pride in Norfolk’ awards 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, also recognised in various awards, which also offers bed & breakfast. The Church of St. Mary is a focal point in the village opposite the green. There is also a modern surgery, a thriving Primary School and popular Pre-school.
At the heart of the village is the Village Hall which is the centre for many clubs and activities. The Hall has recently undergone a large refurbishment which has further enhanced both the appearance and the facilities. A Social Club and Bar form part of the Village Hall. There is a very active Tennis and Multi-Sports club, along with a bowls club, table tennis, billiards, snooker and much more. Film Nights and Quiz Nights are also held every month. All the activities and contacts can be accessed on the Village Hall page of this website or on their individual pages.
The Primary School caters for children aged from rising five to eleven. The Pre-School caters for children from 2 to 5 years is also on the School site. Other societies in the village include ‘The Massingham Strollers’ who 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 ‘Massingham Strollers’ page (follow Community/Massingham Strollers on the left of this page). Other societies/groups include the Historical Society and The Biodiversity Group. These can all be accessed on their own pages on this website.
A monthly newsletter, “The Mallard”, is published for the residents of Great & Little Massingham containing news, forthcoming events, church services and other useful information such as local business information. Follow the links on the left of this Home Page to access all you need to know about our lovely village, to see what is happening now and all about the village history.
Village News See All
- Great Massingham Macmillan Coffee Morning
This year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held on 27th September, from 10am until midday, at Great Massingham Village Hall. Help make this year’s event… Read More »
- Great Massingham Village Yard Sale
Great Massingham 11th Annual Village Yard Sale, Sunday 18th August from 9am-1pm. Twenty-five households took part this year. Down a bit on last year but… Read More »
- Historical Society September Talk
The September talk will be given by Dr S E Gattusoon talking about the history of St Mary’s Church, Houghton-on-The -Hill, Swaffham. This event will… Read More »
Village Events See All
- St Mary’s Church Harvest Supper and Ceilidh
St Mary’s Church, Great Massingham’s Harvest Supper will be on Saturday 28th September, at 7 pm, in the Village Hall and will be a Ploughman’s… Read More »
- Grassroots Malawi Stalls on the Green
Saturday September 14th and 28th, at 9 am, are the dates for the next ‘Stalls on the Green’. Our 10th August stalls were nearly blown away!… Read More »
- Film Night
The next Film Night is on Thursday September 19th at 7pm for 7.30 at the Village Hall.
- Biodiversity Project Next Working Party and Open Day Report
The next working party will be on 14th September at 10am. Our OPEN AFTERNOON on Sunday 14th July, was a great success. Read the full report… Read More »
- Next Craft & Chat Dates and Next Quiz Night Reminder
The September ‘Craft and Chat’ Dates are 2nd, 16th and 30th. The next quiz night is on September 26th. Both events are in the Village… Read More »