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The Bishops Stortford 01279 Area Code (Bishops Stortford Dialling Code)

The 01279 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Bishops Stortford area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01279 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Bishops Stortford area code is (01279) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01279 Area Code?

The Bishops Stortford 01279 dialling code intersects the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire in the East of England Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01279 Bishops Stortford dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01279 Bishops Stortford 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 01279 dialling code.

Phoning the 01279 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 (1279).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441279
Europe00441279
Australia0011441279

Origins of the 01279 Bishops Stortford 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 0279.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01279 area was BS9. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and S in Bishops Stortford. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 7 and 9.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01279 Bishops Stortford area code
An old rotary dial for the 01279 Bishops Stortford area code.

Map of the 01279 Bishops Stortford dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01279 Bishops Stortford phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01279 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01279 Bishops Stortford area code
Map of the 01279 Bishops Stortford area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Bishops Stortford 01279-Bishops Stortford dialling Code

Birchanger
Bishop's Stortford
Elsenham
Epping
Furneux Pelham
Hadham Cross
Harlow
Hatfield Broad Oak
Hatfield Heath
Henham
Hunsdon
Leaden Roding
Little Hadham
Little Hallingbury
London Stansted Airport
Manuden
Matching Green
Roydon
Sawbridgeworth
Sheering
Spellbrook
Stansted Mountfitchet
Takeley
Widford

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Bishops Stortford 01279-Bishops Stortford dialling Code

Church Langley (EACHU) Essex
Harlow (EAHLW) Essex
Sawbridgeworth (EASBW) Hertfordshire
Takeley (EATKL) Essex
Bishops Stortford (EABIS) Hertfordshire
Stansted (EASTD) Essex
Much Hadham (EAMHD) Hertfordshire