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The Intake is an area beside Melbourne Pool, which was once the pool for Melbourne Hall's mill. Melbourne Hall was originally the rectory house for the Bishops of Carlisle. In 1629-31 Sir John Coke, Secretary of State to King Charles I, bought the house. It was substantially rebuilt by Thomas and George Coke in the early 18th century. Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister to Queen Victoria, inherited the house and estate in 1828. His name was given to Melbourne, Australia. The present owner is descended from the Cokes.