Toy Inn, London, Alexander Pope, William IV, Thomas Dunckerley, And 1 Other Photo

Toy Inn, London, Alexander Pope, William IV, Thomas Dunckerley, and 1 other - 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

Toy Inn, London, Alexander Pope, William IV, Thomas Dunckerley, And 1 Other Map


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