, of Headley
in the County of Surrey
and of Saint Nicholas at Wade in the County of Kent
, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
. It was created in 1957 for the prominent civil servant Sir Edward Bridges
. He was Cabinet Secretary
from 1938 to 1946. As of 2007 the title is held by his son, the second Baron, who succeeded in 1969. He notably served as British Ambassador to Italy
from 1983 to 1987. Lord Bridges is one of the ninety-two elected hereditary peers
that remain in the House of Lords
after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999
and sits as a cross-bencher.
Barons Bridges (1957)
The Heir Apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Mark Thomas Bridges (b. 25 July 1954)
The Heir Apparent's Heir Apparent is his son Miles Edmund Farrer Bridges (b. 1 July 1992)
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page