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The Bridgwater 01278 Area Code (Bridgwater Dialling Code)

The 01278 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Bridgwater area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01278 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Bridgwater area code is (01278) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01278 Area Code?

The Bridgwater 01278 dialling code is situated in the county of Somerset in the South West Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01278 Bridgwater dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01278 Bridgwater 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 01278 dialling code.

Phoning the 01278 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 (1278).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441278
Europe00441278
Australia0011441278

Origins of the 01278 Bridgwater 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 0278.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01278 area was BR8. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and R in BRidgwater. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 7 and 8.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01278 Bridgwater area code
An old rotary dial for the 01278 Bridgwater area code.

Map of the 01278 Bridgwater dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01278 Bridgwater phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01278 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01278 Bridgwater area code
Map of the 01278 Bridgwater area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Bridgwater 01278-Bridgwater dialling Code

Blagdon Hill
Brent Knoll
Bridgwater
Burnham-on-Sea
Cannington
Catcott
Combwich
Cossington
East Brent
East Huntspill
Nether Stowey
North Newton
North Petherton
Pawlett
Puriton
Spaxton
Stogursey
Westonzoyland
Woolavington

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Bridgwater 01278-Bridgwater dialling Code

Holford (WWHOLF) Somerset
Combwich (WWCWIC) Somerset
Bridgwater (WWBWAT) Somerset
North Petherton (WWNPTN) Somerset
Puriton (WWPURI) Somerset
Chilton Polden (WWCPOL) Somerset