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The Chichester 01243 Area Code (Chichester Dialling Code)

The 01243 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Chichester area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01243 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Chichester area code is (01243) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01243 Area Code?

The Chichester 01243 dialling code intersects the counties of Hampshire and West Sussex in the South East Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01243 Chichester dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01243 Chichester dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01243 dialling code.

Phoning the 01243 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1243).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441243
Europe00441243
Australia0011441243

Origins of the 01243 Chichester Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0243.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01243 area was CH3. The first two characters are taken from the letters C and H in CHichester. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 4 and 3.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01243 Chichester area code
An old rotary dial for the 01243 Chichester area code.

Map of the 01243 Chichester dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01243 Chichester phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01243 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01243 Chichester area code
Map of the 01243 Chichester area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Chichester 01243-Chichester dialling Code

Birdham
Bognor Regis
Bosham
Chichester
East Wittering
Emsworth
Fishbourne
Highleigh
Mid Lavant
North Mundham
Runcton
Selsey
Singleton
Slindon
Tangmere
Thorney Island
West Ashling
West Wittering
Westergate
Westhampnett
Yapton

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Chichester 01243-Chichester dialling Code

Yapton (SDYPTN) West Sussex
Emsworth (SDMSWRT) Hampshire
Bosham (SDBSHM) West Sussex
Chichester (SDCHCHS) West Sussex
Selsey (SDSLSY) West Sussex
Birdham (SDBRDHM) West Sussex
Bracklesham Bay (SDBRCKL) West Sussex
Bognor Regis (SDBGNRR) West Sussex
Pagham (SDPGHM) West Sussex