(Chantry House). Edith and Nora Shackleton Heald (Sisters) lived here 1920s - 1976. HEALD, Edith Shackleton; journalist; yr d of late J.T. Heald and Mary Shackleton. Formerly dramatic critic and leader writer on the Evening Standard; book reviewer. Address: The Chantry House, Steyning, West Sussex BN4 3YB.[Died 5 Nov 1976]
HEALD, Nora Shackleton; journalist. Entered journalism in 1918, as Women's Page Editor of the Sunday Despatch; has been Dramatic Critic, Daily Mail, London Columnist on Daily Chronicle, Women's Page Editor, Daily Herald, and Editor, The Queen and subsequently of The Lady, until 1954. Address: The Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex [Died 5 April 1961]
The famous painter - Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein, 13 August 1895 – Died -10 January 1978) In 1944 Gluck moved to Chantry House in Steyning, Sussex, where she lived with her lover Edith Shackleton Heald until her death.
Edith Shackelton Heald was also a friend of WB YEATS (Irish writer, a poet and dramatist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923) He used to stay at Chantry House, Steyning, Sussex from 1937 onwards with the two sisters who owned the elegant 18th-century house. He wrote some of his last poems here as well as his play "Purgator