LECK, a township-chapelry in Tunstall parish, Lancashire; on a rivulet of its own name, a tributary of the Lune, and on the Ingleton railway, adjacent to the boundaries with Yorkshire and Westmoreland, 2½ miles SE by E of Kirkby-Lonsdale. Post town, Kirkby-Lonsdale, under Burton, Westmoreland. Acres, 4,636. Real property, £2,482. Pop., 324. Houses, 57. Leck House is the seat of H. T. Welsh, Esq. Leck Fell is an upland tract connected with Gragreth mountain, which has an altitude of 2,250 feet. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £80. Patron, the Vicar of Tunstall. There are endowed schools with £50 a year.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"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."
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