A large proportion of the village is a conservation area and there are many old and interesting buildings. The population is just under 500 people.
There are two public houses, but no shops. There are some home based businesses but no commercial premises. A playing field with play equipment is near the top end of the village and a modern village hall is sited at the centre of the village.
There is a village primary school http://ectonvillageacademy.org.uk/index.php which currently has about 75 children. A pre-school runs in the school hall.
About St Mary Magdalene, Ecton
Dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, the parish church of Ecton lies just off the High Street.
A full and comprehensive history of the church can be found on the Ecton Village website http://www.ectonvillage.co.uk/
The church has an interesting a link with the Franklin family and whilst Benjamin Franklin was not born in Ecton, the village church has memorials to his uncle and aunt who are buried in the graveyard. Benjamin is known to have visited the church in 1758 and a commemorative plaque was installed by visitors from the USA in 1910.