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The Blandford Forum 01258 Area Code (Blandford Forum Dialling Code)

The 01258 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Blandford Forum area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01258 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Blandford Forum area code is (01258) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01258 Area Code?

The Blandford Forum 01258 dialling code is situated in the county of Dorset in the South West Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01258 Blandford Forum dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01258 Blandford Forum 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 01258 dialling code.

Phoning the 01258 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 (1258).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441258
Europe00441258
Australia0011441258

Origins of the 01258 Blandford Forum 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 0258.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01258 area was BL8. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and L in BLandford. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 5 and 8.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01258 Blandford Forum area code
An old rotary dial for the 01258 Blandford Forum area code.

Map of the 01258 Blandford Forum dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01258 Blandford Forum phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01258 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01258 Blandford Forum area code
Map of the 01258 Blandford Forum area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Blandford Forum 01258-Blandford Forum dialling Code

Blandford Camp
Blandford Forum
Cheselbourne
Child Okeford
Durweston
Gaunt's Common
Marnhull
Milborne St Andrew
Okeford Fitzpaine
Pimperne
Shillingstone
Spetisbury
Sturminster Marshall
Sturminster Newton

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Blandford Forum 01258-Blandford Forum dialling Code

Sturminster Marshall (STSTURM) Dorset
Sturminster Newton (STSTURN) Dorset
Marnhull (STMARNL) Dorset
Milton Abbas (STMILAB) Dorset
Child Okeford (STCHLDO) Dorset
Blandford (STBLNFD) Dorset