King William IV
Born 21st August 1765
Died 20th June 1837

Monarch of the United Kingdom

Plaque Location

Gateway to Hampton Court
Hampton Court Road

Further Information

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.