The entrance to the 580 yard long tunnel on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
Look closely and you can see the far end.
New Wharf, the centrepiece of the hamlet of Tardebigge
Left: Tardebigge Top Lock, Right: Tardebigge Reservoir
The top lock is the last of a flight of 58 locks between Worcester and Tardebigge
which raises the canal up onto the Birmingham plateau, and is claimed to be the
tallest narrow-canal lock in Britain with a rise of 14 feet.
The reservoir was built to provide clay and a water supply for the canal.
Two scenes from half way up the flight
Photographs taken in March 1999 - © Copyright: Andy Gayne
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