Eccles is a village in the English county of Kent, part of the parish of Aylesford and in the valley of the River Medway.
It is the site of a Roman villa estate and pottery kiln excavated between 1962 and 1976. It replaced an Iron Age settlement and was occupied until the end of Roman rule. The name "Eccles" comes from the Latin word "ecclesia" meaning church and suggests that a post-Roman Christian community existed in the village beyond the Roman withdrawal and into the Saxon period.
There are two pubs in Eccles, The Walnut Tree and Red Bull.
Victoria Street East
Content generated during research for the paperback book 'The Medway Valley: A Kent Landscape Transformed' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-600-7) for the England's Past for Everyone series