UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

01857 area code


The area code 01857 is for Sanday in the Orkney Islands, and nearby islands.

Locations using 01857 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 01857 area code are normal Sanday 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)

01857 area code information

Area code:01857
Council area:Orkney Islands
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01857 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1857 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0857)

Area code history

Sanday and neighbouring areas originally used area codes 0077 and 0078. By 1968, the 0078 area code had been withdrawn and the remaining 0077 code was changed to 0857, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

The 0857 code eventually became 01857, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.
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