Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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@GrahamH wrote:

On the Newry pair . . . . is that rear picture available in a better resolution to zoom in on the back of that sliver of the front gable?

I’ve zoomed as much as I can zoom . . . . in the shadow of the chimney I think I can make out rubble stonework on the rear of the pediment. I’m pretty sure the facade is rubble, though as you say, it’s unlikely that this particular coat of render is original.

Most of the Nicholas St./Mary St. Billys in Limerick [and not just the great five storey one beside the Exchange] appear to have been stone-built but with full brick facades, but outside Limerick like you I can’t just think of any.

These Newry Billys must have been the ones Maurice Craig referred to as having existed – ‘until quite recently’

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