The Steble Fountain stands in William Brown Street, Liverpool
, to the west of Wellington's Column. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. It was donated to the city by a former mayor to fill a vacant plot to the west of the column.
Towards the end of the 19th century, this was the only undeveloped portion of land between St George's Hall and the buildings in William Brown Street.The fountain is constructed in cast iron with some bronze fittings. At the base of the fountain is a circular basin with a diameter of 30 feet (9.1 m). From the centre of the basin rises an octagonal stem on a cruciform base with the statue of a marine god at each corner.
These statues depict Neptune, Amphitrite, Acis, and Galatea. Above this is a shallow octagonal bowl with a diameter of 12 feet 6 inches (3.8 m). It has 16 overflow outlets; these are decorated with scallops, Lancastrian roses, and marine grotesques. From the centre of this bowl rises another bowl about 8 feet (2.4 m) in diameter. This is surmounted by a mermaid holding a cornucopia. The total height of the fountain is 23 feet (7.0 m).