Description in 1871:
"Saddington, a chapelry in Knaptoft parish, Leicester; near the Grand Union canal, 2 miles N N W of Theddingworth r. station, and 6 W N W of Market-Harborough. It has a post-office under Rugby. Acres, 1,710. Real property, £2,514. Pop., 241. Houses, 63. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Knaptoft, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is ancient but good, is small and cruciform, and has an open turret. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72