The term "Legge" (from the Low German for "Lege") was used in Westphalia and neighboring areas to refer to central collection points for inspecting linen. The inspection procedures were intended to ensure the uniform quality of the rolls of linen. During the inspection, the linen rolls were spread out on long tables in front of the so-called "Leggemeister" and then marked with color stamps. From the 18th century, and especially in the course of industrialized linen production, the importance of the "Leggen" dwindled. The photograph shows a former "Legge" in the gatehouse in Tecklenburg, Westphalia.
The listed Legge gatehouse in Tecklenburg, color photograph, 2014, photographer: J.-H. Janßen, source: Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tecklenburg_Torhaus_Legge_01.jpg, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en.