Eccleston has been since 2009 a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, and close to [[Place:Chester, Cheshire, England|Chester. According to the 2001 UK Census, the population of the entire civil parish was 184. The village is situated on the estate of the Duke of Westminster who maintains his ancestral home at nearby Eaton Hall.
Formerly a township and ancient parish in Broxton Hundred, it includes the hamlets of Belgrave and Morris Oak as well as Eaton Hall. The population was 199 in 1801, 289 in 1851, 320 in 1901 and 272 in 1951.