Farringdon Without History of the Most Interesting Places, Leading Events; and Some Account of the Eminent Men connected therewith, since the year 1600

Francis, Adolphus Decimus


The Old Bailey

Is supposed to derive its name from Ballium, an outer space, or from Bail-hill, an eminence, whereon was situated the Bail, or Bailiff's-house. At No. 68 lived Jonathan Wild, the notorious housebreaker, where he was arrested in , condemned and executed at Tyburn. At No. 67 lived William Hone, the author of the profane parodies of the Litany of the Church of England, a man of singular erudition.