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(Scule-hous,) Scule-howse, Scuil(l)-hous, n. Also: schul-, scuile-, skuill-, scwile-, skwill-, scole-, schole-, skoil-, schoole-, schooll-, shool-, scol-, scholl-, schull- and -house, -hows. [Late ME and e.m.E. scolehous (1429), skole howse (1523-4); Scule n.1 and Hous n.] A building, sometimes part of a building, used for a school; a building constructed to be a school. = Scule n.1 1 i. Also attrib. 1565 Edinb. B. Rec. III 197.
As for the male of the said scolehous … ye haue maid na payment to him
1579–80 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 151.
To cawse mend the vtter dur of the scolehous and clois thairof … spiltt in the said maisteris negligence
1582 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I 177.
The saidis tounschip findand to him ane sufficient scuilehous mailfre
1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv 40.
Maitland, Melwill and Matchevellous Learned never mair knaifrie in a scholehous
1588 Old Ross-shire I 26.
Ane hous of auld dedicat for a scuilhous callit the boith
1624 Forbes Baron Ct. 219.
Gilbert Jafray … theakis the schoole house callit the scholleris chalmer
1627 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. II 345.
William Airdrie of the schulhous
1656 Rothesay B. Rec. 13.
Skuillhouse
1666 Melrose Reg. Rec. II 150.
[That house called] the shoolhouse
1686 Cramond Kirk S. II 29 Aug.
A liquid soume … for buildeing of a schoole house for the use of the paroch
1697 Dumfr. & Galloway Soc. 3 Ser. XXXVI 48.
[The commissioners] appoynts the schooll houses … to be at the parash churches
attrib. (1) 1548 Dumfr. & Galloway Soc. 3 Ser. XXXIX 53.
Valtyr Gowrlawis tenement at schullhous gaivill
1558 Peebles B. Rec. I 247.
The skoilhous dure
1584 Crim. Trials I ii 134.
The scolehous dure
(2) 1551–2 Glasgow Prot. I 39.
[The common vennel called the] Scolhouswyn
1554 Glasgow Prot. I 63.
Scwilehows Wynd
1601–2 Montrose Treas. Acc. 5b.
For ane key to the scuill hous vynd
1664 Dumbarton B. Rec. 83.
Ane bonfyre to be at the schole-house yaird
(3) 1557–8 E. Loth. Antiq. Soc. VII 53.
For scule howse maill
1574–5 Day-bk. J. Cokburn 5.
The scholl hous Martymes maill
1576 Reid Forfar 147.
For the skwillhouse maill iiij merkis

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