St Teilo's Church opens after relocation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has opened a 13th century church which was relocated from its original site in Pontarddulais near Swansea, Wales to the National History Museum in St Fagansa.

St Teilo's Church, original built in the 13th century, has been painstaking moved, stone by stone, to its new site over the past 20 years and restored it its 16th century appearance. During the restoration, rare 16th century paintings were found on the walls and have been saved. Some of the roof trusses were able to be salvaged, but others were created from matching timber. The church "contains all the elements of a late medieval Catholic church, including a rood screen and a loft, elaborately carved from oak."