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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.

Cemeteries

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

Census

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.
Marriages
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

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Great Massingham is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

History

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

Maps

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
Description.
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

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801  91117569
1811120126621
1821136152738
1831149178850
1841170--905
1851186--948
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861191--934
1871201219887
1881200225885
1891205210827
1901193194793
1911--186723

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

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January 2009