D. Battye & Son, Limited

D. Battye & Son Ltd. were oil refiners, extractors and merchants.


The firm was established in 1875[1] by tallow chandler Daniel Battye.[2]

A letterhead dated 1907 gave their office address as Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield, with the oil works based at Crosland Moor Bottom. It also noted the company as:

  • manufacturers of boiler composition, wheel grease, etc
  • tallow melters & refiners

By 1930, the company had offices on Henry Street where they advertised themselves as the "sole manufactures of Batoyle Motor Oils".[3]

Batoyle Holdings PLC of Colne Vale Road, Milnsbridge, was registered in September 1989 and later became part of Batoyle Freedom Group.[4]

The company was acquired by lubricant manufacturer Fuchs UK in 2014.[1]


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Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Lubricant Giant Snaps Up Huddersfield Firm" in Insider Media (23/Jun/2014).
  2. Battye died on 26 April 1888, leaving an estate valued at £216 17s.
  3. Huddersfield: The Official Handbook (1930), page 83.
  4. Companies House.