Christopher Bushell was a Liverpool wine merchant who built Hinderton Hall in 1855. He took a great interest in Neston local activities and gave generously for the building of local schools and churches. Following an outbreak of cholera, when poor people had problems getting clean water, he sank a well in the market place in front of the White Horse Inn, in what is now The Cross.
In March 1867 a public meeting was organised to discuss fresh piped water. The Local Board, for the provision of fresh water, was formed and met for the first time in August 1867, under the chairmanship of Christopher Bushell. In 1882, the local community of Neston erected the Bushell Memorial Fountain, over the well, made from Scottish granite. It was connected to the new mains water supply.
In addition to his interests in Neston he was President of Liverpool Council of Education. The Poor Law Guardians formed a committee, including Christopher Bushell and Rev. Richard Gleadowe, which met with Dr David Russell, the Medical Officer.
Christopher Bushell is buried in Neston Parish Church graveyard and there is a memorial window, in the church, designed and made by C.E.Kempe & Co.
He was the grandfather of Christopher Bushell VC, who died in the First World War.
The Bushell Fountain, in the centre of Neston, commemorates Christopher Bushell.
Another ‘commemoration’ to him is Bushell Road. He paid £400 for it to be built, as a short cut from Hinderton Hall to Neston South railway station.