The electronic Old Bailey Sessions proceedings, c.1670-1778

The aim was to make available in a fully searchable form, the full text of the Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674 to 1834, in combination with original page images. The Proceedings and the website contain 25 million words of transcripts of approximately 100,000 felony trials held at the Old Bailey between 1674 and 1834. This text has been transcribed and marked up to allow both free text searching, and structured analysis using bespoke statistical tools. The site also includes contemporary maps, 40,000 words of background information, and a comprehensive database of records associated with individual trials.

This project is now subsumed, in its entirety, into the larger resource: The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. The page for this is:

Principal investigator
Professor Tim Hitchcock
Principal project staff
Professor Tim Hitchcock, Professor Robert Shoemaker, Professor Clive Emsley
Start date
Thursday, February 1, 2001
Completion date
Thursday, January 1, 2004
Source material
All surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1670 to 1778.