ECCLES , a municipal
See also:borough in the Eccles
See also:parliamentary division of
See also:Lancashire, England, 4 M . W. of Manchester, of which it forms practically a suburb . Pop . (19o1) 34,369 . It is served by the
See also:London &
See also:North-Western railway and by the
See also:Birkenhead railway (North-Western and
See also:Great Western joint) . The Manchester
See also:Ship Canal passes through . The
See also:church of St Mary is believed to date from the 12th century, but. has been enlarged and wholly restored in
See also:modern times . There are several
See also:hand-some modern churches and chapels, a
See also:hall, and numerous
See also:cotton mills, while
See also:silk-throwing and the manufacture of fustians and ginghams are also among the
See also:industries, and there are also large engine
See also:works . A
See also:form of cake is made here, taking name from the town, and has a wide reputation . Eccles was incorporated in 1892, and the corporation consists of a mayor, 6 aldermen and 18 councillors . The borough maintains the
See also:tramway service, &c., but
See also:water and
See also:gas are supplied from Manchester and
See also:Salford respectively .
See also:Area, 2057 acres .
Before theReformation the monks of
See also:Whalley Abbey had a
See also:grange here at what is still called Monks' Hall; and in 1864 many thousands of
See also:silver pennies of
See also:Henry III. and
See also:John of England and
See also:William I. of Scotland were discovered near the spot . Robert
See also:Ainsworth, the author of the Latin and
See also:dictionary so long
See also:familiar to English students, was
See also:born at Eccles in 166o; and it was at the vicarage that William
See also:Huskisson expired on the 15th of
See also:September 183o from injuries received at the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester railway . From early times " wakes " were held at Eccles, and bull-baiting, bear-baiting and
See also:cock-fighting were carried on . Under
See also:Elizabeth these festivals, which had become notoriously disorderly, were abolished, but were revived under
See also:James I., and maintained until
See also:late in the 19th century on public ground . The
See also:cockpit remained on the site of the
See also:present town hall . A celebration on private
See also:property still recalls these wakes .
ECCHELLENSIS (or ECHELLENSIS), ABRAHAM (d. 1664)
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