Eccles ( / ˈ ɛ k əl z / ; pop.
38, is a town in Greater Manchester, England, 2. 3 km) west of Salford and 3. 0 km) west of Manchester city centre, between the M602 motorway to the north and the Manchester Ship Canal to the south.
Historically part of Lancashire, Eccles grew up around the 13th- century Parish Church of St Mary.