Saltby, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, on the Salt Way, an old Roman road from Winchester to the Humber, on the borders of Lincolnshire, 6 miles E from Sealford station on the Newark, Melton, and Nottingham line of the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway, 8 from Grantham, and 9 NE from Melton Mowbray. Post town, Melton Mowbray; money order and telegraph office, Waltham. Acreage, 2442; population, 253. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland, who is chief landowner. There is a chalybeate spring. The parish is the source of the small river Eye. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Sproxton, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £240 with residence, in the gift of the Duke of Rutland. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, which was thoroughly restored in 1885, and consists of chancel, nave, S porch, a western tower with pinnacles and three bells. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Saltby St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Melton-Mowbray|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Saltby:
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Saltby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Saltby (St. Peter))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Saltby are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: