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.
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Village News See All
- Quiz Night Thursday 28th of June
The next quiz night will be held on the 28th of June in the Village Hall from 7.30pm. This will be a special quiz run… Read More »
- THORNEY PROBLEMS
Do you have a hedge which runs beside a footway? The Parish Council have received complaints regarding hedgerows which are overhanging the footpath. This causes… Read More »
- The Biodiversity Group have 2 events this summer which might interest you.
The first event is the Biodiversity Open Garden at Mike Jackson’s house:- The Barn, Kennels Farm, Castle Acre Road on 1st July from 2 pm. Mike’s neighbours Ken & Mima… Read More »
- TABLE TENNIS – USE IT OR LOSE IT!!
Table Tennis is running every Wednesday from 7pm – 9pm in the Village Hall and need more participants. Come along and have some fun and… 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 – June
Village Hall Bar 7-10pm, free entry June 3rd – Thursday’s Band and Nic Norton & The Country Band June 24th -Rosewood & Where Rivers Meet… Read More »
- 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 »
- Film Club – 21st June – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missoui
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 drama film written, directed, and produced by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand as a mother who rents three billboards to call attention… Read More »
- Parish Council 18th June 2018 Meeting
Please note that the June Meeting will be held on Monday the 18th of June at the Village Hall from 7.30pm