UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

01225 area code


The 01225 area code is for Bath and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01225 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 01225 area code are normal Bath 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)

01225 area code information

Area code:01225
Ceremonial county:Somerset
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01225 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1225 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:Yes
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0225)

History of the 01225 area code

Bath was one of several areas to originally be issued with two area codes. When dialling in from outside the Bath area, the area code 0225 was used for a central 'core' area, while a second 0221 'ring' code was used for accessing a few satellite telephone exchanges in areas such as Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon.

The length of local phone numbers could vary between individual exchanges and dialling between local telephone exchanges wholly within the Bath area used a relatively complicated system of short codes starting with 8 or 9.

By the end of the 1980s, the system had been greatly simplified. Six-digit local numbers became the norm and the telephone exchanges that had previously used the 0221 area code had all their numbers absorbed into the main 0225 area code.

The next significant change occurred in 1995, when the 0225 area code was changed to 01225 as part of a nationwide renumbering programme. No further changes have taken place in the area.
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