Six miles west of Wellingborough, Ecton is best known as a place of pilgrimage for visitors from the United States, being home to the family of Benjamin Franklin for over 300 years. A blacksmith by trade, Franklin's father was born here in 1655 and is buried, with many of his ancestors, in the churchyard.
Notable buildings in the village include Ecton Hall and The World's End public house. Part of the village has been designated a conservation area.
For more information, visit the Ecton parish council website.