Bushell Fountain

The Bushell Fountain has this inscription facing Brook Street:

Erected by the inhabitants of Neston and it’s* vicinity as a tribute of respect to their neighbour Christopher Bushell Esq

The other three faces bear appropriate quotations from the Bible:

Facing Parkgate Road:

Ho everyone that thirsteth come ye to the waters and drink Isaiah 55 1

Facing down High Street:

For with thee is the fountain of life Psalm 36 9

Facing up High Street:

If any man thirst let him come to me and drink John 7 37

Also facing Brook Street is a plaque commemorating Neston & Little Neston winning the Cheshire Community Pride competition in the large village category in 2008:

Shell UK (Stanlow)

Community Pride 2008

Cheshire Community Action

From our CH64 Timeline:

In 1867, Christopher Bushell, a Liverpool wine merchant, chaired the first Neston Local Board, which installed piped water. In 1882 local people paid for a monument to him, and the Bushell Fountain still stands at Neston Cross.

* The quotation is given as on the fountain, unedited: in the 19th century they also had trouble with apostrophes.

In January 2016 the top of the fountain was taken away by Cheshire West and Chester Council, for repair.

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