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The Basingstoke 01256 Area Code (Basingstoke Dialling Code)

The 01256 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Basingstoke area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01256 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Basingstoke area code is (01256) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01256 Area Code?

The Basingstoke 01256 dialling code is situated in the county of Hampshire in the South East Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01256 Basingstoke dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01256 Basingstoke 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 01256 dialling code.

Phoning the 01256 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 (1256).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441256
Europe00441256
Australia0011441256

Origins of the 01256 Basingstoke 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 0256.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01256 area was BK6. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and K in BasingstoKe. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 5 and 6.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01256 Basingstoke area code
An old rotary dial for the 01256 Basingstoke area code.

Map of the 01256 Basingstoke dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01256 Basingstoke phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01256 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01256 Basingstoke area code
Map of the 01256 Basingstoke area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Basingstoke 01256-Basingstoke dialling Code

Basingstoke
Bramley
Hook (Hart)
Long Sutton (Hart)
North Waltham
Oakley (Basingstoke and Deane)
Odiham
Overton (Basingstoke and Deane)
Preston Candover
Rotherwick
Sherborne St John
Whitchurch (Basingstoke and Deane)

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Basingstoke 01256-Basingstoke dialling Code

Basingstoke (THBZ) Hampshire
Oakley (THOK) Hampshire
Dummer (THDM) Hampshire
Overton (THOV) Hampshire
Monk Sherborne (THMS) Hampshire
Turgis Green (THTG) Hampshire
Hook (THH) Hampshire
Whitchurch (THWI) Hampshire
Odiham (THOH) Hampshire