Leek, Staffordshire

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Leek is a town in Staffordshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Leek within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Leek in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Leek, market town and par., Staffordshire, 13½ miles SE. of Macclesfield and 152 milss from London by rail - par.,33,258 ac., pop. 17,210; town, 1460ac., pop. 12,863; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Leek is a well-built town, beautifully situated on a height overlooking the river Churnet, and possessing a number of spacious streets. Its principal mfrs. are connected with the silk trade, and comprise sewing silk, buttons, twist, ribbons, handkerchiefs, &c. There are also dye-works and agricultural implement works. A branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal is connected with the town.

Leek in the Domesday Book

A village in Totmonslow hundred, in the county of Staffordshire.

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