Green’s Dictionary of Slang

huey n.1

also hughey
[ety. unknown; ? SE hue, to chase with shouts, or a hue and cry; such fates might befall a hapless tramp]

(UK tramp) a town or village.

[UK]H. Mayhew Great World of London I 6: Where do you stall to in the huey (where do you lodge in the town)?
[UK]A. Mayhew Paved with Gold 69: I’ve caught a young flat what’s been and hooked it from the house at Nor’ud [...] He didn’t know where to stall to in the huey.
[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.
[UK](con. 1840s–50s) H. Mayhew London Labour and London Poor I 217/2: [as cit. 1856].
[UK]Hotten Sl. Dict.
[UK]J. Diprose London Life 80: [as cit. 1856].
[UK]W. Newton Secrets of Tramp Life Revealed 10: They don’t care about going to a door and asking for anything, but will go to the outskirts of the ‘Hughys’ or towns where people are taking their evening walks.