Market Place, Leek
|Location within Staffordshire|
|Population||20,768 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Leek is an ancient borough. It was granted its royal charter in the year 1214.
The town is the administrative centre of the Staffordshire Moorlands district in the north of the county.
The town is at a high altitude. Most of the town is at or above 600 feet (180 m).
For hundreds of years, Leek had a big cattle market. It was a large centre of local farming.
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Harrison Park, home of Leek Town F.C.