The buildings and roads of Princes Square were cleared away in the late 1960s when the area was comprehensively redeveloped by the Greater London Council.

When developed the square had a Swedish Lutheran Church in the centre where the Swedish theologian, scientist, philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg worshipped. Upon his death he was buried in the grounds of the square and in the 1930s the square was renamed Swedenborg Square.

Project Architects proposed an urban orchard for the area and in 2014 Tress for Cities planted some 50 mostly apple fruit trees on the site of the square.  It was later learnt that John Chapman who introduced apple trees to large areas of the United States was a promoter of the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg.

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