Kington is an historic small market town on the English/Welsh border. The town is also on a geological boundary, with a transition from east to west from red Silurian mudstones to harder Silurian limestone and siltstones. On the streets of the town, the building stone is often obscured by rendering on the frontages, but it is often more visible down the side of buildings. The town also marks the western edge of the traditional Herefordshire Black and White villages. Despite this name, there is a notable use of stone in these villages, often in the churches and as plinths on which the timber‐framed buildings stand.