In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Saxby like this:
SAXBY, a parish, with a village, in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; on the river Eye and the Syston and Peterborough railway, 4½ miles E by N of Melton-Mowbray. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 1, 430. Real property, £2, 363. Pop., 117. ...
Houses, 23. The manor belongs to the Countess of Harborough. Ancient weapons, earthen urns, bridle bits, fibulæ, and other relics have been found. The living is a rectory, united with Stapleford, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £168.* Patron, the Countess of Harborough. The church was rebuilt in 1789, and has a spire.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Saxby, in Melton and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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