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The Ipstones 01538 Area Code (Ipstones Dialling Code)

The 01538 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Ipstones area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01538 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Ipstones area code is (01538) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01538 Area Code?

The Ipstones 01538 dialling code is situated in the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01538 Ipstones dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01538 Ipstones 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 01538 dialling code.

Phoning the 01538 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 (1538).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441538
Europe00441538
Australia0011441538

Origins of the 01538 Ipstones 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 0538.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01538 area was LE8. The first two characters are taken from the letters L and E in LEek . On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 5, 3 and 8.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01538 Ipstones area code
An old rotary dial for the 01538 Ipstones area code.

Map of the 01538 Ipstones dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01538 Ipstones phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01538 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01538 Ipstones area code
Map of the 01538 Ipstones area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Ipstones 01538-Ipstones dialling Code

Alton (Staffordshire Moorlands)
Cheadle
Cheddleton
Ipstones
Kingsley (Staffordshire Moorlands)
Leek
Upper Tean

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Ipstones 01538-Ipstones dialling Code

Cheadle (WMCHD) Staffordshire
Tean (WMTEA) Staffordshire
Leek (WMLEE) Staffordshire
Churnetside (WMCHS) Staffordshire