Tardebigge Lock Flight in Worcestershire has been awarded one of the Transport Trust's Red Wheel plaques, that mark significant heritage sites in Britain’s transport history.
Now a popular visitor destination, Tardebigge is the longest flight in the UK, made up of 30 narrow locks on a two-and-a-quarter-mile stretch of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
In addition to the locks, Tardebigge boasts a listed warehouse as well as large limekilns built to supply lime mortar for the brickwork in Tardebigge tunnel.
It's also a key place in waterways history, as it was at Tardebigge that waterway restoration champions LTC Rolt and Robert Aickman decided to form the Inland Waterways Association in 1946, a move which helped transform public attitudes to the nation’s historic canals and paved the way for their revival.
David Viner, heritage advisor at the Canal & River Trust, said: "Tardebigge was where it all turned around for the canals, so it's fantastic to see its important history marked with a Red Wheel.
"The Worcester & Birmingham Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, so it's a perfect time to be looking back at how important the canal was to the area. We're very grateful that nowadays the site has a great team of volunteers helping to look after it who recognise how special it is and give up their time to keep it that way."