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Nesscliffe, Shropshire

Historical Description

Nesscliffe, a village and a township in Great Ness parish, Salop, 1 mile W of Great Ness. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office tinder Shrewsbury. A rocky cliff is here, with a cave, said to have been the retreat in 1564 of an outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. A fair is held on the last Monday in April.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Shropshire (Salop) is available to browse.


Online maps of Nesscliffe are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY4
Post TownShrewsbury