Great Hangman grid reference SS594483 is 1,043 feet (318 m) high with a cliff face of 800 feet (244 m). It is the highest sea cliff in England and the highest point on the South West Coast Path.
Its sister cliff is the 716 feet (218 m) Little Hangman, which marks the edge of Exmoor.
Great Hangman is part of the setting of Meet the Tiger, the first in a long series of novels by Leslie Charteris featuring "The Saint". Simon Templar stays on Great Hangman in an abandoned pillbox (World War I) so he can find out about a Chicago gangster staying in Baycombe aka Combe Martin.
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