The Old Bailey Corpus 2.0 files can already be downloaded here.

Old Bailey Corpus 2.0 XML files (182.8 MB)

md5sum 54b76cb44521478bbfccdb81aa455340
sha1sum 97955cc36cbabb3b2d07dd0838f9421acdca44fb

Old Bailey Corpus 2.0 VRT files (105.9 MB)

md5sum 6dd972bd98352e37b8815a5d56ea6d31
sha1sum 85f9e52e6f635eef5fb52d2875307878f8291c81

Old Bailey Concordancer version 1.0.0 (75 kB)

md5sum 1bb7d259100d1ea7a7f038532a830896
sha1sum 6a25875790e681873011cb1ac39167747774a050


Please note that this is beta software and may still contain bugs.


In order to use this version of OBC2Conc you need to have Python 3—as well as the pandas module—installed. If you are unsure how to install Python 3 & pandas, you can use the Anaconda Python installer, which makes it easy to install Python 3 on any operating system. It also includes many Python modules (including pandas) by default.

Usage notes

Once the requirements are met, simply download OBC2Conc from this site and extract it to a folder. Copy all Old Bailey Corpus 2.0 files into the "corpus" subdirectory.

Execute the "" file to start the program.


Creative Commons License
All versions of the Old Bailey Corpus are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
GNU Public Licence v3.0
All versions of OBC2Conc are released unter the GPL v3 (or later).