Early-attested site in the Parish of Feckenham
- andlang lecc, lecc c.960 BCS1006 11th
- Leche c.1300 AlmBk
This is the word lache, leche found in ME and surviving as the dialectal latch , letch or leach . This form is interesting as giving the OE nom. and acc. sg. form for this word, not hitherto noticed. It is clearly the same word for a stream as lecke , noted by Jellinghaus, Die Westfälischen Ortsnamen 128.