What later became known as Holmer Green began as a series of tracks and working farms with origins connected to the long-disappeared medieval manor of Holmer near Little Missenden in South Buckinghamshire. Reflecting the post-Domesday population growth, people migrated from the Misbourne Valley to the high plateau of ancient heathland known as Wycombe Heath or Holmer Heath, bounded by ancient woodland.
The names of some roads and houses reflect a centuries-old dependency upon sheep and pig farming, which from the mid-19th century also included cherry orchards. From the mid-1960s a steep rise in the building of private and public housing estates, together with schools and shops, radically transformed the demographics of Holmer Green. The surrounding farmland and woods form a major part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of the photographs were taken in 2012.