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That Beamish building is lovely. Cork is full of surprises! The crack in the render just needs to be repaired. I wouldn’t paint it:- the unpainted rough cast render may have been the intended finish. It was often used in this type of Tudor Revival/Arts and Crafts design.

Is it a Protected Structure? If so, painting those wings might materially affect the character of the structure and so might not be permitted.

Old buildings shouldn’t necessarily look bright and shiny. Thousands of period buildings in this country have been wrecked by over-restoration. I agree that the buildings at the back do look bad – but even they have interest from an industrial architecture heritage view.

(By the way I think that glass porch has been very insensitively attached onto the handsome 19th century grain store of the Heineken building)

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