1) Traditionally a small pen or hut in which animals and geese were kept.
1637 Thomas Hartley for a swine hull, Sheffield
1665 came into his fould and did take ... one goose there being in a hull, Doncaster
1684 These Outhouses on the north side of the said Mansion ... viz a henhouse, a swinehull, 2 geesehulls, Kirkburton. In the cutlers’ trade the shared workshops of the grinders were called hulls and the grinders’ hull at Abbeydale was built in 1817.