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On 17 May 2015 at 8:41pm Class of 61 wrote:
Why is School Hill called School Hill ? There is no apparent school there that I know of.
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On 17 May 2015 at 9:22pm Bookworm wrote:
According to the book Street Names of Lewes by LS Davey it's probably derived from the Old English word "scoh" (shoe). It meant it was a hill shaped like a shoe, a feature which was more pronounced before the high "instep" was cut away about 100 years ago.
 
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On 18 May 2015 at 12:18pm Knowledge wrote:
There used to be a girls school on the hill I believe it was where natwest bank now is


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