UK Area Codes and Phone Number Information

01865 area code


The area code 01865 is for Oxford and the surrounding area.

Locations using 01865 numbers include:

Most numbers using the 01865 area code are normal Oxford 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)

01865 area code information

Area code:01865
Ceremonial county:Oxfordshire
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01865 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1865 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:Yes
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0865)

Area code history

Originally, there were two area codes for Oxford: 0092 for the city and 0096 for some outer areas. In 1968 these codes were changed to 0865 and 0867 respectively, as part of a nationwide plan to free up numbers starting 00 for other purposes.

At some point before the mid-1990s, the separate 0867 code was withdrawn and all numbers were transferred into the 0865 code. This then eventually became 01865, following a renumbering programme that took place across the UK during April 1995.
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