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Leek, Staffordshire

Leek is a town in the county of Staffordshire, England, on the River Churnet[?]. It is an ancient borough and was granted its royal charter in 1214.

Leek was the home of James Brindley, the 18th century engineer who built most of the canal network. He built a water-powered corn mill in 1752. This watermill is now the Brindley Water Museum[?].

William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, lived and worked in Leek between 1875 and 1878.

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