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Latitude: 52.9038 / 52°54'13"N
Longitude: -4.4113 / 4°24'40"W
OS Eastings: 237924
OS Northings: 336763
OS Grid: SH379367
Mapcode National: GBR 5B.P2X0
Mapcode Global: WH44J.68NQ
Entry Name: Otter House at Ty Iocws
Listing Date: 8 February 1999
Last Amended: 8 February 1999
Source ID: 21335
Building Class: Recreational
Location: Ty Iocws (formerly Yoke House) stands at the end of a long driveway, leaving the main road approximately 1km N of Pwllheli. The Otter House is in the centre of a pebbled service yard to the N of the
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The building is probably mid-later C19 in date, and housed otters with which to train the estate otter hounds.
The building is circular and stands on a brick plinth taking up the slope of the ground. It consists of a lower section of close-spaced railings with a gate on the N, an upper section of latticed battens painted white topped by a moulded cornice, and a conical roof covered in zinc sheeting. Within, a smaller circular timber house built of vertical boards, with two round topped openings, and a similar conical zinc roof, the whole structure suspended from the cross tie beam of the the main roof over a circular zinc-lined moat. The interior of the inner house is divided across the diameter by a vertical partition.
Included as an extremely unusual and highly distinctive minor building type, which forms part of a group at Ty Iocws.
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