Leck is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1737 from chapelry in Tunstal Ancient Parish.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1800
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1856
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
LECK, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Tunstall, union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Kirkby-Lonsdale; containing 288 inhabitants. This township belonged to the Gernets, of Halton, in the reign of John; the abbot of Croxton had lands here, and in the reign of Edward I. claimed to exercise various feudal privileges in Leck. The Girlington family were early proprietors, and the family of Welch succeeded, by purchase: Hipping Hall, here, has long been a seat of the family of Tatham. The township is seated on the east side of the river Lune, and comprises 4636a. 2r. 26p. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £80; patron, the Vicar of Tunstall. A tithe rent-charge of £73 is paid to the vicar of Tunstall, and one of £66 to the impropriators.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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The monumental inscriptions for the Church of St. Peter’s, Leck : the Church of England’s most northerly church in Lancashire, OS map ref: SD 643 765. Author: Baxter, Barbara; Church of England. Chapelry of Leck (Lancashire)
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- County: Lancashire
- Civil Registration District: Lancaster
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Manchester
- Rural Deanery: Tunstall
- Poor Law Union: Lunesdale
- Hundred: Lonsdale
- Province: York