SEVEN buildings in the Royal borough are included in English Heritage's 2004 edition of Greater London's Buildings At Risk register, published on Wednesday.

They are Kingston sorting office, Ashdown Road, Kingston; the head post office at Eden Street, Kingston; The Ivy Conduit, George Road, Kingston: office premises of R J Turk and Co, Thames Side, Kingston; the Lambeth coalstore, tower and chimneys, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton: Gallows Tamkin at George Road, Kingston and Amari House, High Street, Kingston.

The two post office buildings, Gallows Tamkin, the Ivy Conduit and the Turks' building were also on the list last year.

The sorting office was built in 1907 and opened in 1908 and the post office in 1875. Refurbishment proposals are expected to be put before Kingston council shortly.

The Ivy Conduit and the Gallows Tamkin were both built in 1514 for taking water to Hampton Court Palace. English Heritage has funded investigation and design work for the Ivy Conduit and given a grant for work expected to start later this summer.

English Heritage said Gallows Tamkin is suffering from structural settlement and English Heritage has advised the council on the appropriate steps to take.

Investigative work is now in hand and funds have been allocated for repairs due to start this summer.

The Lambeth coalstore which was built in 1851 for the Lambeth waterworks has been vacant for many years as has the Turk building.

The boatyard was started by Richard Turk in 1740 and the present building is 19th century.

Amari House, which was formerly Picton House has been vacant since 2001.

Tony Leitch of The Kingston Society said it is important to save the post office buildings as they represent old Kingston in an area where not much of old Kingston is left.

He said: "We regard the sorting office and the post office as important buildings to look after and that the appropriate use of them would be for a library and IT centre as Kingston has been promised a new library since 1971.

"It would make an interesting solution to the problem of bringing a library into the heart of Kingston."

Mr Leitch said something serious' needs to be done about the Turks' building.

He said: "It is in a very poor state and has more or less been left to tend for itself."

The Kingston Society looks after the Coombe Conduit for English Heritage and Mr Leitch said they applauded the intention of English Heritage to bring all the Hampton Court conduits up top a decent state of repair.

He said there was a long fight to save Amari House so it should not be left to fall into disrepair now.