Saxby  Leicestershire


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.

Saxby through time

Saxby is now part of Melton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Melton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Saxby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Saxby, in Melton and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 07th April 2020

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