The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"LECK, a chapelry and township in the parish of Tunstall, hundred of Lonsdale South of the Sands, county Lancaster, 14 miles N.W. of Lancaster, and 2 S.E. of Kirkby Lonsdale, its post town. It is situated near the junction of the rivers Greta and Lune, on the Leck rivulet, which rises in Leck Pike. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £80, in the patronage of the Vicar of Tunstall. The church contains one bell. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum, besides allotment lands, and £1,000, bequeathed by the late R. H. Welch, Esq., for the benefit of six poor scholars of Leck school."