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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Court or Sessions house adjoining Newgate (q. v .), in London, for the trial of offences committed within a certain radius round the city, and practically presided over by the Recorder and the Common Serjeant of London, though theoretically by the Lord Mayor, Lord Chancellor, and others.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Old Bailey'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/old-bailey.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.