UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

01691 area code


The area code 01691 is for Oswestry and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01691 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 01691 area code are normal Oswestry 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)

01691 area code information

Area code:01691
Ceremonial county:Shropshire
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01691 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1691 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0691)

Area code history

Oswestry's original area code was 0073. This lasted until 1968 when the code was changed to 0691, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0691 code eventually became 01691, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.
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