01572 area code

Oakham

The 01572 area code is for Oakham and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01572 numbers include:

  • Belton
  • Cottesmore
  • Manton
  • Morcott
  • North Luffenham
  • Oakham
  • Thistleton
  • Uppingham
  • Wymondham

Most numbers using the 01572 area code are normal Oakham landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01572 area code information

Area code:01572
Location:Oakham
Ceremonial county:Rutland
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01572 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1572 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0572)

Area code history

Oakham's original area code was 0023. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0572, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0572 code eventually became 01572, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.

Map of 01572 Oakham area code