01847 area code
Thurso and Tongue
The area code 01847 is for Thurso and Tongue, and the surrounding areas.
Locations using 01847 numbers include:
- Bridge of Westfield
The first digit of the six-digit local number usually indicates more precisely where it is associated with:
|Number range||Primary area*||Other locations served|
|(01847) 2xxxxx||Thurso||Barrock, Bridge of Westfield, Castletown, Forss, Halkirk, Reay, Westerdale|
* Telephone companies are officially required to issue numbers according to this pattern. Some smaller or newer operators may disregard the rules and use the same series of numbers across the entire area.
Most numbers using the 01847 area code are normal Thurso and Tongue 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)
01847 area code information
|Location:||Thurso / Tongue|
|Call costs:||Normal landline rate|
|Area code required for local calls:||No|
|Local number length:||6 digits|
|Number format:||01847 xxxxxx|
|International number format:||+44 1847 xxxxxx|
|Number shortages predicted:||No|
|Last code change:||April 1995 (previously 0847)|
Area code history
Thurso and Tongue had separate area codes until some time in the 1980s. Numbers from the former Tongue 0800 area code were absorbed into the 0847 area code (which later became 01847).
As a result of these two formerly separate codes being merged, the current area code 01847 has the unusual feature of serving two separate non-adjoining areas. The Strathy 01641 area code is used between the Thurso and Tongue areas.
The 0800 prefix was reused for freephone services later in the 1980s.