Baron Bridges

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Baron Bridges, 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. He was succeeded by his son, the second Baron, in 1969. He notably served as British Ambassador to Italy from 1983 to 1987. Lord Bridges was one of the ninety-two elected hereditary peers that remained in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, before his removal for non-attendance in 2016. As of 2017 the title is held by his son, the third Baron, who succeeded to the title in that year. He is the solicitor to, among others, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom[1] and other members of the Royal family.

The first Baron was the son of poet laureate Robert Bridges. The first Baron's grandson and current Baron's cousin was created a Life Peer as Baron Bridges of Headley.

The family seat is Great House, near Orford, Suffolk.

Barons Bridges (1957)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's younger brother the Hon. Nicholas Edward Bridges (b. 1956)
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Matthew Orlando Bridges (b. 1988)


  1. ^ "Queen replaces retiring adviser". The Lawyer. Retrieved 19 May 2011.