Mixed areas

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See Sabc.txt for the UK area code list.

Mixed areas are those with a mix of 4 and 5 digit area codes, but where multiple area codes share the same SABC digits.

Depending on the area code, the D-digit may be the first digit of the subscriber number or the last digit of the area code.

Contents

List of mixed areas

  • 01387 — Dumfries (DU) - numbers begin 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    • 0138 73 — Langholm


  • 01524 — Lancaster (LA) - numbers begin 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    • 0152 42 — Hornby-with-Farleton


  • 01539 — Kendal (KE) - numbers begin 2, 3, 7, 8, 9.
    • 0153 94 — Hawkshead
    • 0153 95 — Grange-over-Sands [‍misspelled as "Grange over Sands" or "Grange-Over-Sands" in Ofcom lists]
    • 0153 96 — Sedbergh


  • 01697 — Brampton - North West (NW) - six-figure numbers begin 2, 5, 6, 8, 9.
    • 0169 73 — Wigton
    • 0169 74 — Raughton Head
    • 0169 77 — Brampton - four-figure numbers begin 2, 3 and five-figure numbers begin 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.*


  • 01768 — Penrith (PN) - numbers begin 2, 5, 6, 8, 9.
    • 0176 83 — Appleby-in-Westmorland
    • 0176 84 — Pooley Bridge
    • 0176 87 — Keswick


  • 01946 — Whitehaven (WH) - numbers begin 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9.


In general, 4 digit area codes have 6 digit local numbers (4+6), and 5 digit area codes have 5 digit local numbers (5+5).

The area codes 01524, 01768 and 01946 contain a mix of 4+6 and 4+5 format numbers.

The area code 016977 contains a mix of 5+5 and 5+4 format numbers.

* Note: Ofcom's sabc.txt file incorrectly lists 016977 as being a four-digit area code. In fact, 016977 is a five-digit area code.


Table of mixed areas showing number format

In each area code subscriber numbers beginning 0 and 1 are National Dialling Only numbers.

Subscriber numbers beginning 2 to 9 are allocated to various geographic locations as show below.

Area Code Start Digit Initial digits Area Code Name Usage Number Format
01387    D 0,1 Dumfries NDO 0+10
01387    D 2 Dumfries 4+6
0138 73 E 0-1 Langholm NDO 0+10
0138 73 E 2-9 Langholm 5+5
01387    D 4,5,6,7,8,9 Dumfries 4+6


Area Code Start Digit Initial digits Area Code Name Usage Number Format
01524    D 0,1 Lancaster NDO 0+10
0152 42 E 0-1 Hornby-with-Farleton NDO 0+10
0152 42 E 2-9 Hornby-with-Farleton 5+5
01524    D 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Lancaster 4+6 & 4+5


Area Code Start Digit Initial digits Area Code Name Usage Number Format
01539    D 0,1 Kendal NDO 0+10
01539    D 2,3 Kendal 4+6
0153 94 E 0-1 Hawkshead NDO 0+10
0153 94 E 2-9 Hawkshead 5+5
0153 95 E 0-1 Grange-over-Sands NDO 0+10
0153 95 E 2-9 Grange-over-Sands 5+5
0153 96 E 0-1 Sedburgh NDO 0+10
0153 96 E 2-9 Sedburgh 5+5
01539    D 7,8,9 Kendal 4+6


Area Code Start Digit Initial digits Area Code Name Usage Number Format
01697    D 0,1 Brampton (6 fig) NDO 0+10
01697    D 2 Brampton (6 fig) 4+6
0169 73 E 0-1 Wigton NDO 0+10
0169 73 E 2-9 Wigton 5+5
0169 74 E 0-1 Raughton Head NDO 0+10
0169 74 E 2-9 Raughton Head 5+5
01697    D 5,6 Brampton (6 fig) 4+6
0169 77 E 0-1 Brampton (4 & 5 fig) NDO 0+10
0169 77 E 2-3 Brampton (4 & 5 fig) 5+4
0169 77 E 4-9 Brampton (4 & 5 fig) 5+5
01697    D 8,9 Brampton (6 fig) 4+6


Area Code Start Digit Initial digits Area Code Name Usage Number Format
01768    D 0,1 Penrith NDO 0+10
01768    D 2 Penrith 4+6
0176 83 E 0-1 Appleby-in-Westmorland NDO 0+10
0176 83 E 2-9 Appleby-in-Westmorland 5+5
0176 84 E 0-1 Pooley Bridge NDO 0+10
0176 84 E 2-9 Pooley Bridge 5+5
01768    D 5,6 Penrith 4+6
0176 87 E 0-1 Keswick NDO 0+10
0176 87 E 2-9 Keswick 5+5
01768    D 8,9 Penrith 4+6 & 4+5


Area Code Start Digit Initial digits Area Code Name Usage Number Format
01946    D 0,1 Whitehaven NDO 0+10
01946    D 2,3,4,5,6 Whitehaven 4+6 & 4+5
0194 67 E 0-1 Gosforth NDO 0+10
0194 67 E 2-9 Gosforth 5+5
01946    D 8,9 Whitehaven 4+6 & 4+5

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