In-Pensioner Statue, Chelsea Barracks
The Statue of the In-Pensioner by sculptor Philip Jackson was commissioned by the RoyalHospital at Chelsea to commemorate the Second Millennium.
The works involved:
- Excavation of existing ground and forming and casting reinforced concrete foundation.
- Plinth produced from 18 stepped Portland Whitbed stones arranged in 4 tiers.
- Placed on top of the steps was a single drums stone weighing
2 ½ tonnes to support the statue.
- Inscribed stone in Roman “V” cut lettering.
- Fitted bronze commemoration plaque.
- Included trenching and ducting for sculpture illumination.
- Unveiled by Brigadier the Duke of Westminster on 4 May 2000.