Lovely to see this again.
I couldn't say if Kington is a 7, but where else in the entire world could one ever play over a recess that was once the 8th century boundary line between Mercia and Powys (or was once an 8th century *anything*)? If I know my Tom Doak, sentimentalist that he is under the cool, straight talking exterior, that fact alone should be worth 1 point on the scale. Absolutely lovely -- even though I'm almost sure that, in good nick, it would prove too much course for me. Some of the more gently sloping inland England courses with at grade greens that I can actually *see* might likely suit better.