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Some structures never make it past the unrelenting blockade of time and the St John Horsleydown church suffered the same fate. Affiliated with the Church of England and built according to the plans of the master architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (the successor of Sir Christopher Wren), it was one of the twelve churches put up for the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches. After taking significant bomb damage during World War II, restoration was halted and it eventually ended up demolished. Today, a modest little park occupies its former grounds and it serves as a bastion of remembrance, hearkening to its former glory.