• Approved Coal Merchant, Calor Gas Stockist, Registered Dealer in Controlled Oils and Approved Woodfuel Merchant
    Serving Northamptonshire and bordering counties of Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

About Fred Tarry/ Approved Coal and Woodfuel Merchant, Road Haulier and Canalside Services Provider

Our History

We are a long established family firm based at Nether Heyford near Northampton. The company was founded in 1924 by Fred Tarry, who originally served neighbouring communities and villages as a general carrier from his base in Bugbrooke. For many years the business specialised in livestock haulage and is still actively employed in road haulage.

The present day premises and coal merchant business was acquired in 1948 and consolidated into its current single site at Nether Heyford in 2004.

Our site is conveniently situated on the outskirts of the village, less than a mile from J16 of the M1 and only 400 yards from the A5. We also have canalside access to the Grand Union canal, being immediately adjacent to Bridge 32.

For our boating customers: as we're not a boat yard or marina, our mooring is always clear of moored boats making your stop quick and easy.

As well as serving today's customers and communities, with our efficient delivery service we're pleased to offer cash and carry sales for all our products.


We make regular deliveries to Northampton and all areas in South Northamptonshire and the bordering counties of Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

The most economical way for us to make a delivery to you is in 50kg open bulk sacks, which we'll then empty directly into your bunker or shed.

As a guide towards matching your coal and smokeless fuel order with your bunker size, the following may help:

To store an order of 250kg solid fuel (5 x 50kg open bags) you would need a bunker capacity of 0.65cu metres. The typical dimensions of a bunker of this capacity are approximately:

  • 750mm (29 inches) long;
  • 880mm (35 inches) wide;
  • 980mm (39 inches) high in size.

If don't have one, we can supply to order, a top quality which we would be happy to deliver, position it where you wish and then fill it with fuel – all in one go.

Alternatively, we can deliver your fuel in sealed 25 kg plastic bags (except Premium House Coal). This is a convenient and clean way to receive a delivery - the bags can be stacked neatly in a garage or shed and only need to be opened as and when needed.

The minimum amount delivered is 150 kg, either as 3 x 50kg bulk bags or 6 x 25kg plastic bags.

For further information on deliveries including prices please give us a call, we´re always happy to help.

© Fred Tarry - Approved Coal and Woodfuel Merchant, Northamptonshire