Thomas Dunckerley


Born 23rd October 1724
Died 19th November 1795

Inscription reads:
The site of the Toy Inn, an ancient hostelry of note. Built for Oliver Cromwell’s troops C. 1650, rebuilt C. 1700, demolished C. 1840, wherein Pope wrote The Rape of the Lock, the Duke of Clarence, afterwards William IV formed & presided over his Toy Club, and Thomas Dunckerley founded The Masonic Lodge of Harmony 255 in 1785. The lodge held here for 37 years now erects this tablet. July 1933.

Gateway to Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Road, Richmond upon Thames



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