St Piran's Oratory in "pretty good" shape

In 1910, the remains of St Piran's Oratory, a 6th century church in Cornwall, England, were encased in concrete to preserve them from the elements. Now for the first time in over 100 years, the church has been unearthed. (photos)

St Piran's Oratory, located at Penhale Sands, near Perranporth, is believed to be one of the oldest churches in Britain. In 1980, the 1910 concrete was removed, but the structure was reburied in the sand. Only now have volunteers unearthed the church, finding the building to be in "pretty good" shape.