With the collapse of agriculture in the county, most farm houses and outbuildings are no longer used to house agricultural workers. They are being refurbished as dwellings. This is work in progress on a house built of limestone fieldstone with a rubble and high aggregate core. Completely enclosing it in cement render. The latest fashion appears to be mock rustic, in a conservation area the builder has been told to redo the finish to smooth, why not here?
This is a wall of limestone and lime mortar probably untouched for more than a hundred years, the mortar is self repairing and does not need attention.