Linton Quarry is one of a series of quarries found in the village of Gorsley. Quarrying here finished during the early 20th century and the site was then used as a saw mill. Since commercial activities finished within the quarry it has become a wildlife haven.
The geology of Linton Quarry dates to the Silurian period of time and spans in age from 428 million years ago to 416 million years ago. The Quarry contains the most accessible and best-documented Silurian aged rocks in the area, and hence is not only unique but also very important to the geological community. For this reason Linton Quarry has been designated a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Two interpretation panels were produced for Linton Quarry to explain the features seen at the site. The first one shows details of geological features of the site and can be seen here: Linton Quarry Panel 1. The second shows the ecological and archaeological features of the site and can be seen here: Linton Quarry Panel 2.