01837 area code

Okehampton

The area code 01837 is for Okehampton and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01837 numbers include:

  • Bratton Clovelly
  • Bridestowe
  • Exbourne
  • Hatherleigh
  • North Tawton
  • Okehampton
  • Sticklepath
  • Winkleigh

Most numbers using the 01837 area code are normal Okehampton 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)

01837 area code information

Area code:01837
Location:Okehampton
Ceremonial county:Devon
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 or 5 digits*
Number format:01837 xxxxxx or 01837 xxxxx
International number format:+44 1837 xxxxxx or +44 1837 xxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0837)

* Five-digit numbers are 01837 52000 to 55999, 82000 to 83999 and 89000 to 89999.

Area code history

Okehampton's original area code was 0052. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0837, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0837 code eventually became 01837, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.

Map of 01837 Okehampton area code