Victorian London - Legal System - Courts - Palace, or Marshalsea, Court

The Palace, or Marshalsea, Court, in Scotland Yard, has jurisdiction over civil suits within twelve miles of the Queen's palace, except in the City of London; here debts to the amount of 201. may be sued for and recovered in the course of three weeks, at a comparatively moderate expense.

Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to it Sights, 1844