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The Axminster 01297 Area Code (Axminster Dialling Code)

The 01297 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Axminster area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01297 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Axminster area code is (01297) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01297 Area Code?

The Axminster 01297 dialling code intersects the counties of Devon and Dorset in the South West Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01297 Axminster dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01297 Axminster 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 01297 dialling code.

Phoning the 01297 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 (1297).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441297
Europe00441297
Australia0011441297

Origins of the 01297 Axminster 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 0297.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01297 area was AX7. The first two characters are taken from the letters A and X in AXminster. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 9 and 7.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01297 Axminster area code
An old rotary dial for the 01297 Axminster area code.

Map of the 01297 Axminster dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01297 Axminster phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01297 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01297 Axminster area code
Map of the 01297 Axminster area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Axminster 01297-Axminster dialling Code

Axminster
Charmouth
Colyford
Colyton
Kilmington
Lyme Regis
Musbury
Seaton (East Devon)

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Axminster 01297-Axminster dialling Code

Charmouth (WWCHRM) Dorset
Lyme Regis (WWLYME) Dorset
Seaton (WWSEAT) Devon
Axminster (WWAXMI) Devon
Colyton (WWCOLY) Devon