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The Preston 01772 Area Code (Preston Dialling Code)

The 01772 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Preston area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01772 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Preston area code is (01772) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01772 Area Code?

The Preston 01772 dialling code intersects the counties of Lancashire and Stoke-on-Trent in the North West and West Midlands Regions of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01772 Preston dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01772 Preston 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 01772 dialling code.

Phoning the 01772 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 (1772).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441772
Europe00441772
Australia0011441772

Origins of the 01772 Preston 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 0772.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01772 area was PR2. The first two characters are taken from the letters P and R in PReston. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 7, 7 and 2.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01772 Preston area code
An old rotary dial for the 01772 Preston area code.

Map of the 01772 Preston dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01772 Preston phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01772 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01772 Preston area code
Map of the 01772 Preston area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Preston 01772-Preston dialling Code

Bamber Bridge
Barton (Wyre)
Bretherton
Broughton (Preston)
Chorley
Croston
Freckleton
Fulwood
Goosnargh
Grimsargh
Hutton
Kirkham
Lea Town
Leyland
Longridge
Longton
Mere Brow
New Longton
Newton-with-Scales
Preston
Stoke-on-Trent
Tarleton
Withnell
Woodplumpton
Worden
Wrea Green

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Preston 01772-Preston dialling Code

Preston (LCPRE) Lancashire
Ashton On Ribble (LCAOR) Lancashire
Ribbleton (LCRIB) Lancashire
Leyland (LCLEY) Lancashire
Croston (LCCRS) Lancashire
Longridge (LCLON) Lancashire
Freckleton (LCFRE) Lancashire
Kirkham (LCKHA) Lancashire
Longton (LCLOT) Lancashire
Bamber Bridge (LCBAB) Lancashire
Brinscall (LCBRI) Lancashire