Great Massingham & Harpley

Great Massingham has a primary school (including a pre-school in the grounds), a village shop, a pub (Dabbling Duck), a village hall and a church (St Mary’s). There is also a sports club, the Great Massingham Tennis and Multi-sports club. The village is notable for the number of ponds: two large ones in the village centre and more in the outskirts.
The village’s name means “homestead/village of Maessa’s people”
In Harpley  there is an Anglican church, and a primary school (which celebrated its centenary in 2008). It has a Pub ‘The Rose and Crown’. Nearby points of interest include Houghton Hall located north of the parish and the Peddars Way, accessible from the A148 just west of town.

The villages name means ‘Harp wood/clearing’, perhaps in the sense of a sieve used in salt working.