Leckiebank

Leckiebank AMY S NO223122 1 362 115m SEF

    ( 1 ½ acres in) Lekkybank 1558 RMS iv no. 1288 [see above, p. 109]
    Lekibank 1695 OS Name Book 51, 12 [19th c.; citing valuation roll of 1695]
    Leckibank 1722 Geog. Coll. i, 295 [‘another gentleman’s house upon a rising ground’]
    Lakie Bank 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also shows Lakybank to south at c.NO22 10]
    Leckiebank 1786 Sasines no. 1429 [‘Oliver Thomson in Leckiebank, Bank, Damhead, AMY, disponed by John Baxter of Leckiebank’]
    Leckiebank 1788 Sasines no. 1893 [‘part of Leckiebank called Ashmabee’ q.v.]
    Leckiebank 1810 Sasines no. 8697 [‘the town and lands of Leckiebank properly so called; lands called Sibbalds Knows and Ashingbie’]
    Leekiebank 1827 Ainsle/West Fife
    Leckiebank 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc * leckie + Sc bank

The first element is open to various interpretations: it may be (1) an adjective derived from Sc verb laik ‘to play, sport’, the whole name meaning ‘bank or slope where sports or games are played’; (2) an adjective derived from Sc leck ‘flat stone or slab’, which is a loan-word from G leac meaning the same thing; (3) a variation of the adjective lek, leck, lai(c)k ‘leaky’, indicating springs or poorly drained soil; (4) the personal name Leckie, which derives from the settlement- and barony-name Leckie by Gargunnock STL (see Black 1946, 421).

/ˈlɛkɪ baŋk/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4