Frank Sutton and family have farmed Parc Grace Dieu since 1981. The farm is situated about four miles outside the town of Monmouth and consists of approximately 600 acres in its own parish with views of the Black Mountains as well as being the site of the Cistercian Grace Dieu Abbey in the 13th Century. The famous Offa’s Dyke Path runs through the meadows of the River Trothy which is claimed to be the site of the old abbey. The farm is home to a herd of 275 British Longhorn Cattle as well as 75 White Park cattle, American Quarter horses and North American Bison. Everywhere is a reflection of Frank’s passion for the American West and a cowboy’s way of life whether it is the beautiful Grace Dieu herds in the fields or the authentic hides and Longhorn furniture and art work in the Sutton home.
Frank Sutton is also the main John Deere Tractor Dealer in South Wales, having been in business for 50 years, with depots at nearby Raglan and St. Mary’s Hill in the Vale of Glamorgan. It really is a family affair, with brother Fred involved with the farm, son Ben and wife Lyn involved in the business, also supported by daughters Anna and Alice.
Take a look at our photographs of Parc Grace Dieu through the last 30 years