Lewes at the Old Bailey


This project has been completed

Proceedings of cases tried at the Old Bailey between 1674 and 1913 are now online in a searchable archive at www.oldbaileyonline.org. Each case report includes a transcript of the evidence, the verdict and, where appropriate, the penalty.

Searching the archive for ‘Lewes’ reveals over 150 cases. About half have prisoners, witnesses or magistrates with the surname Lewes, but the others appear to relate to our town. In many the Lewes connection will doubtless prove tangential, but there will probably be others that illuminate the story of Lewes and its inhabitants.

Peter Atkins will be reviewing the relevant case reports.

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