The estate has a typical East Brabant history. One hundred and fifty years ago, the area consisted largely of heathland. This heather was used by farmers for grazing sheep and as material for the stable.

In this period the Eindhovensch Canal was already present. A hundred years ago, the area still consists largely of heath, but the amount of forest increased and the path structure was greatly expanded. The Eindhoven-Helmond railway line was also constructed during this period.

In the first half of the last century, the parts with relatively rich soil were mined to agricultural areas. On the poorer soils, forests have been created for the cultivation of mining wood. These are called the heathland reclamation forests that are typical for these parts of Brabant. The forest on the Steenoventerrein probably also originated during this time but has a more spontaneous origin. On the topographic map of 1912, the site is shown as an alternation of forest and heath. Given the variation in the age structure of the current tree stock, it is likely that part of the heathland in question was closed with forest. The current forest picture shows that a part has also been planted.

In the middle of the last century a stone factory was established on the estate, hence the name Steenoventerrein. In the forest, remnants of these activities can still be found in the form of reductions, open water, foundations and pavements.