Tardebigge Engine House
Tardebigge Engine House

Tardebigge Engine House (grid reference SO988689) is a former canal-pumping engine house at Tardebigge, Worcestershire, England. It is grade II listed.

It stands near lock 57 (one lock below the top lock, 58) of the Tardebigge Locks on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal and contained a steam-powered Newcomen-Watt beam engine, which was removed in 1915.[1] It was used to pump water from the adjacent Tardebigge feeder reservoir, which is about 50 ft (15.2 m) below the level of the top pound of the canal.[2]

At one time, a pub, The Tylers Lock, it was advertised for sale in April 2007, with planning permission to convert it into a residence.[3] [4] [5]

Tylers Lock is now owned by Vigo Software Ltd, and had planned to convert the building into offices; however planning permission was rejected in 2008.

The building was converted into luxury apartments in 2012.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Canal Conservation Area brochure[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Nicholson Waterways Guides, Vol 2 (2006) ISBN 0-00-721110-4
  3. ^ The Birmingham Post, 7 April 2007 with sales advert by Andrew Grant regarding a number of property sales by Auction at Ombersley, Worcestershire on 23 April 2007.
  4. ^ Sales particulars (PDF) retrieved 16 April 2007 - now deleted[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Details and History Archived 11 September 2012 at archive.today

Coordinates: 52°19′07″N 2°01′07″W / 52.3186°N 2.0185°W / 52.3186; -2.0185