Thomas Dunckerley
Born 23rd October 1724
Died 19th November 1795


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.