Tardebigge Locks, Worcestershire :: Shared Description

The flight of thirty locks from Stoke Pound to Tardebigge (Birmingham Level) raises the water level by 217 feet (66 metres) in about two miles (3.3 km). These locks are numbered 29 to 58, bottom to top, all of them Grade II listed structures.

In all, between the River Severn at Worcester and the Birmingham level (just under sixteen miles) there are 58 locks, raising the water level by 428 feet (about 157 metres) and five tunnels. This was not the original plan, which involved 76 locks. At one time the engineer John Woodhouse proposed that there be just twelve locks and a series of boat-lifts, but although just one lift was built (at the present Tardebigge Top Lock) this was quite quickly replaced, and the lift idea was replaced with just 58 locks.

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SO9667 : Tardebigge Bottom Lock No 29, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9969 : Tardebigge Top Lock No 58, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9667 : Tardebigge Lock No 32, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9667 : Lockkeeper's house, Tardebigge by Philip Halling
SO9667 : Bridge by Tardebigge Lock No 31, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 48, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9667 : Tardebigge Lock No 32, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Steps down to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal by Mat Fascione
SO9969 : Tardebigge Top Lock No 58, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9768 : Tardebigge  Lock No 37, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9667 : In Tardebigge Lock No 30 , Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 54, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 56, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9768 : Narrowboats on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal by Mat Fascione
SO9768 : Tardebigge  Lock No 37, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9667 : Tardebigge Bottom Lock No 29, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 47, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9768 : Tardebigge  Lock No 37, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 56, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9667 : Tardebigge  Lock No 30, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Lock No 50 and Bridge No 54 south-west of Tardebigge by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 47, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd
SO9868 : Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Tardebigge Locks by Roger  Kidd
SO9969 : Approaching Bridge 56 Worcester & Birmingham Canal by Jeff Gogarty
SO9868 : Tardebigge  Lock No 51, Worcestershire by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Wed, 26 Jan 2011, Updated: Fri, 4 Mar 2011

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