Hugh Cavendish, Baron Cavendish of Furness
|The Lord Cavendish of Furness|
Richard Hugh Cavendish|
2 November 1941
|Children||1 son, 2 daughters|
|Residence||Holker Hall, Cumbria|
|Alma mater||Eton College|
Lord Cavendish owns Holker Hall, and its 17,000 acre estate, overlooking Morecambe Bay in Cumbria. The property became part of this branch of the Cavendish family's inheritance via his grandfather, Lord Richard Cavendish CB.
Educated at Eton College, he was created a life peer as Baron Cavendish of Furness, of Cartmel in the County of Cumbria, by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1990 and served as a Lord-in-Waiting (1990–92). He and his son, Hon. Freddy Cavendish, are in remainder to the dukedom of Devonshire.
Lord Cavendish is the Chairman of the Holker Estate Group and has also chaired the Morecambe and Lonsdale Conservative Association (1975–78) as well as the Board of Governors of St Anne's School, Windermere (1983–89). He is currently a director of Nirex Ltd (since 1993) and served as High Sheriff of Cumbria (1978–79) and a member of the Cumbria County Council (1985–1990). He became president of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain in 2008. He is also chairman of the Burlington Stone Company.