Wild Humphrey Kynaston. In the 16th century, Nesscliffe hill became a rendezvous for highway robbers. The wooded hill probably provided an excellent place from which to surprise travellers on the main Oswestry to Shrewsbury road. The most famous of these highwaymen was the outlaw 'Wild Humphrey' Kynaston, who was outlawed for his part in the murder of a man at Little Stretton. He is reputed to have lived in his cave. Legend tells us that Humphrey Kinaston assumed the role of a Shropshire 'Robin Hood', robbing the rich and helping the poor. He is said to have owned an impressive horse capable of leaping over men, gates and on one occasion a gaping hole in the bridge over the River Severn at Montford. Wild Humphrey was pardoned in 1516 and died peacefully in 1534.