Tom Addyman of Addyman Archaeology and his team have been busy on site over the last few weeks gathering and recording information from Panmure House that will help us better understand how the building has evolved since it was built for the Earls of Panmure in the 1690s.
 
Part of the main range was demolished in the C19th to make way for an iron foundry and unfortunately little now remains of the interior finishes to help us understand the original layout of the house or how it might have been used when Adam Smith and his mother lived there. Tom has discovered some of the original fireplaces, including what appears to be the main kitchen range but perhaps the most significant elements of the building are the original roof timbers, complete with the joiners truss numbers in roman numerals. 
 
Tom has also been excavating some trial pits in the basement area and has uncovered   some interesting finds that we will shortly add to the website.