Plaque

Toy Inn

Erection date: /7/1933

Inscription

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.

Site: Toy Inn (1 memorial)

KT8, Hampton Court Road, Hampton Court Palace

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Toy Inn

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Toy Inn

Its name derives from the fact that it was situated by the tow path on the Th...

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Rape of the Lock

Poem by Alexander Pope. Its convoluted plot concerns a character called Belin...

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Masonic Lodge of Harmony 255

Depending on different sources, it is the oldest, or second oldest lodge in t...

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Oliver Cromwell

Born Huntingdon, the great-grandson of Richard Cromwell who was Thomas Cromwe...

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Thomas Dunckerley

Freemason. Following a naval career, he was appointed a Provincial Grand Mast...

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Masonic Lodge of Harmony 255

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