1) A building for the storage of wool, noted in an early Wakefield by-name.
1275 Johannes de Wllehuses, Sandal
1316 Thomas de Wollehouse, Stanley. In the poll-tax returns it was in widespread use, with examples in several townships, for example 1379 William de Wollehous, Ecclesfield
John de Wollehouse, Wigton. It is on record later in Hull, along with ‘wool-porter’ as an occupational term: 1377 Johannes Coke, wolporter pro se 12d, Hull
1465 Hulle strete: The Wolporters for the ocupacone of the Wolhous yerly xls, Hull
1527-8 The porters of the Wolhous wiche paid at a terme xxs now nothing & thus xxs in decay, Hull
1672 Robert Downes per Woolhouse, Brightside Bierlow.