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Great Massingham is about 12 miles E. of King's Lynn.
It is also known as Massingham Magna.
See also Little Massingham.


Adams, David
A probable medieval burial ground at Great Massingham.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.44, part 2, 2003]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Marriages 1564-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 10.
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Great Massingham was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Great Massingham
Description, pictures, newsletter, churches, etc.
Great Massingham Post Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Great Massingham is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.


Goodall, Rev. Armitage
A short history of Great Massingham, its churches and priory.
[Great Massingham, Massingham Historical Society, 2000]
[Originally published 1930s]
Laurence Mary, Sister; and Margaret Devine, Sister (editor)
A Norfolk Manor.
[Great Massingham, Massingham Historical Society, 2007]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Gunn, Peter B.
RAF Great Massingham: a Norfolk airfield at war, 1940-1945.
[ISBN 0951605909, Gayton, Norfolk, 1990]
RAF Great Massingham
Great Massingham Airfield
Description, history and pictures.

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801  91117569
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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January 2009