The Zimapanners







Grade II Description 

1986 description

The following is based on a listed-building description that was last updated on 3 February 19861.

  • Zimapan House, Gwennap, Carrick, Cornwall
  • Type: GV II Villa2. See photo of house on the
    Images of England
  • History: former mine office, now private house 
  • Build date: early-to-mid-19th century 

Overall plan

  • T-shaped single-storey, single-depth space 
  • Large, south-facing front room (left of entrance hall), with 3 smaller rooms to the right 
  • Wide, central, south-facing entrance hall 
  • Wide, flat-roofed entrance porch located between 2nd and 3rd main sash windows 
  • Five original, 12-pane, hornless sash windows 
  • Original six-panel door with 5-pane overlight, flanked by tall, narrow sidelights between pilaster-like posts3 
  • Further windows with glazing bars to porch sides, all surmounted by fasçia with moulded cornice 
  • Two-storey 'service wing' under some eaves level at rear, north of entrance hall

 Exterior features

  • Façade: stucco 
  • Roof: hipped with dry slate tiles from Delabole slate quarry 
  • Wide eaves to south-facing front 
  • Lean to built on at end of north-facing rear wing 
  • Brick chimneys over rear wall and on wall of east wing 

Interior features

  • Interior is little altered and still has its original doors and architraves 
  • Plaster ceilings with moulded cornices to the front rooms 
  • Main (front, south-facing) room has trailing vine band 
  • 3 rooms have egg-&-dart detail 
  • Some fireplace surrounds have consoles 

1. The above text, which can be found on the 'Images for England' website, has been restructured for this website, but has not been changed.
2. GV: group value.
3. The central door does not appear in any of the 1928 photographs. It may therefore be safely concluded that the door in the entrance porch in the 2006 photo is not an 'original feature'.