It is an integral part of Anglo-Jewish history. The Synagogue was destroyed by fire as a result of a German bombing attack on London on 11th May 1941. Wikipedia has more about this subject: Great Synagogue of London The Great Synagogue was the first Ashkenazi synagogue built in London, after the Jews returned to England in the late 1600’s. BSGSBUR: GREAT SYNAGOGUE BURIAL REGISTERS 1791-1823 Administrative / biographical background: Spitalfields Great Synagogue was situated on the corner of Brick Lane and Fournier Street in Spitalfields. The Central Synagogue has been in Great Portland Street, London, for more than 155 years. The Synagogue occupied the site of a former church built by French speaking Huguenot refugees in 1843. The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman, 1977 (United Synagogue). Spitalfields Great Synagogue, 1898 - 1975, London. GSM: GREAT SYNAGOGUE MARRIAGE RECORDS 1791 – 1859. Records available on Synagogue Scribes: GSB: GREAT SYNAGOGUE BIRTH RECORDS 1791 – 1795 & 1801 – 1813. The Great Synagogue, London 1690-1940 by Cecil Roth, 1950 (Edward Goldston). The Synagogues of Europe . Physical description: 36 Files Access conditions: Open Access. The Great Synagogue was built in about 1690 at Duke’s Place, north of Aldgate.