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.