Robert Adams

Architect

1540 – 1595

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Who was Robert Adams?

Robert Adams was a 16th-century English architect, engraver and surveyor of buildings to Queen Elizabeth. He was a son of Clement Adams.

None of Robert Adams' architectural works are known to have survived, but some of his plans and engravings are still extant, such as a large 1588 plan of Middleburgh and, from the same year, a small parchment roll, drawn with pen, entitled "Thamesis Descriptio", which shows lines drawn across the River Thames and the various ranges of guns at different points from Tilbury Fort to London. Adams also drew and engraved representations of the Spanish Armada's activities on the British coasts, which were published by Augustine Ryther in 1589.

Robert Adams died in his 55th year and was buried in the church at Greenwich, where the following inscription was placed to his memory:

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Born
1540
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
1595

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on July 23, 2013

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