Saltby is a village in Leicestershire, north of Melton Mowbray and close to the border with Lincolnshire.
Wesleyan Methodism is the only denomination with a recorded presence, but the sources offer only a limited insight into its history within the village. Thus, while the 1851 religious census noted that a Methodist chapel was built in 1809, no return was made to the 1829 return of meeting houses.
There is evidence of expansion from the 1840s. The chapel was extended in 1845, with a capacity for eighty (seated) and forty (standing) worshippers. This would have given it a rather full appearance on the day of the 1851 religious census, with seventy-two worshippers recorded as present in the afternoon service and fifty-two in the evening.
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