brite-sparks Engineering Ltd. is based at Strelley Hall near Nottingham UK. If you click the map you can display a detailed road map of the area. Strelley village is very close to the M1 Motorway Junction 26. Visitors generally find Strelley Hall without difficulty.
Strelley is a quiet, unassuming village of red sandstone and old red brick, now a stone's throw from the north-west boundary of the city of Nottingham totally unspoilt by modern housing and development, thanks to it's rich historical background and ownership by just two families STRELLEY and EDGE continuously from the reign of Henry 1 (1100-1135) to the 1980's.
Strelley gave its name to a remarkable family starting around 1100 with Walter de Strelley, followed by twelve generations of knights. Walter de Strelley was the owner of the village, and from him descended the most distinguished of the family, Sampson de Strelley in the early 1300's, whose reclining effigy in white alabaster lies holding the hand of his wife in the church. It is recorded that in 1356 Sir Sampson de Strelley and his parishoners had licence that for a year they could hear sermons in the chapel in the manor house (no Strelley Hall) because the parish church was not yet then fully built. The parkland around us at Strelley Hall is notable for its apparent lack of field hedges.
In fact, there are sandstone walls set in wide ditches, so that fields were divided, but the views are wonderful. Probably the main reason for the village's secluded atmosphere is that it is not on a through road for traffic.
The M1 motorway was constructed over to the west of Strelley Hall, and the village church can now easily be seen from the motorway just north of the Trowell services area. Luckily the M1 motorway is close enough for convenience and far enough away not to disturb our tranquil setting.